Escarpment Kiwa 2018
The most Burgundian styled Pinot of the Escarpment single vineyards. Notes of red berries and cherries combine with more rustic and savoury aromas.
Our respect for the land begins with respect for its history. Overlooking the vineyard are the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by Kupe the great Polynesian voyager who discovered New Zealand, according to Maori legend. Kupe left his three canoes, Nga Waka, on top of the range, giving rise to the now familiar landmark of the district, the “Nga Waka-o-Kupe” or three flat-topped hills on top of the range, which resemble upturned canoes.
Vinous: 91 pts
The Escarpment Kiwa Pinot Noir vines are grown on the Cleland Vineyard in Martinborough from 31 year old vines which always reward with savoury, complex, spicy wine. Bottled without filtration, promoting so this is an outstanding example of classic Pinot Noir that will age for 10 years.